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Feb 7, 2013 11:30am PST
admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about when it ge
KOFY
Feb 12, 2013 11:30am PST
was merely the first response to u.s. threats and vows to continue. >> kristen: president obama is putting the finishing touches on the state of the union tonight. he is expected to focus on jobs but also on gun control and a new development this morning in afghanistan. karen travevs joins us live from washington. >> reporter: good morning. the white house is looking at inauguration state of the union as two acts in the same play. first speech laid out the vision and now he will layout the game plan. >> tonight president obama launches his second term policy agenda and no surprise, it will be heavily focused on the economy. >> you will hear an outline for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle-class. >> to do that he will call for a new program, new spending as way to stimulate growth and republicans will say washington cannot just cut it's a way to prosperity. president obama has a key theme from his reelection campaign. >> he will focus the proposal to help the middle-class grow and help the economy. >> looming in the near future those automatic spending cuts that congress d
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
first response to u.s. threats and vows to continue. >> kristen: president obama is putting the finishing touches on the state of the union tonight. he is expected to focus on jobs but also on gun control and a new development this morning in afghanistan. karen travevs joins us live from washington. >> reporter: good morning. the white house is looking at inauguration state of the union as two acts in the same play. first speech laid out the vision and now he will layout the game plan. >> tonight president obama launches his second term policy agenda and no surprise, it will be heavily focused on the economy. >> you will hear an outline for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle-class. >> to do that he will call for a new program, new spending as way to stimulate growth and republicans will say washington cannot just cut it's a way to prosperity. president obama has a key theme from his reelection campaign. >> he will focus the proposal to help the middle-class grow and help the economy. >> looming in the near future those automatic spending cuts that congress delayed at ne
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am PST
somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
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Feb 10, 2013 11:35pm EST
are snowed in. >> snowed in by as much as 40 inches in connecticut, where president obama has declared it eight of emergency. the weights of the snow is cracking houses and weighing on nerves. >> the plows come and put the snow back onto the driveway. >> many of those who are making it out of the driveway's are finding the roads still a mess. on long island the cleanup continues on snow-blanketed streets where drivers were left stranded for hours. back home, hundreds of thousands in new england are learning they are still without power. >> you have to bundle up in blankets, and it is still not enough. >> emergency shelters are still open. many schools remain closed. it becomes clear it will be a while before it melts away. >> i think it will be a few days before we are back and functioning. >> possibly this -- slowing things down even more the forecast for monday calls for rain sleet, and even more snow. >> we will now turn to politics. the state of the union address is expected to take place on tuesday night. i spoke with politico's ken vogel and asked him what we can expect from the
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00am PST
bennett and other hollywood stars are in washington, dc, supporting president obama's gun control package. that includes a ban on assault weapons. also, universal background checks. >> the president and the first lady are like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> i just believe that assault weapons were invented for war. they should not be on our streets here. >> bennett is still shaken by the connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six teachers and school officials. >> the boy scouts are america are not ready to accept gay members postponing a vote on ending the long time policy. now with that story. >> potentially historic change for the boy scouts may not happen for months with a delay for a decision until may to overturn the ban on gay court members. >> we are trying to do whatever we do with the young people that we serve in mind. >> over the weekend, boy scouts and former scout leaders delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures to the organization's texas headquarters urging an end to the policy. a woman was fired as
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
clinton the most 61% surveyed him as the most popular u.s. politician sur pras pasing president obama. the poll found clinton was viewed more favorably than independents and republicans than mr. obama. >> coming up a san francisco company gets a jump start. >> and a treasure trove of confiscated stuff up for auction today. they can help furnish your home, maybe a church. you're going to hear about the find at 6:00. >> then, hidden costs often in those online sweetheart flower deals. the news at 5:00 continues in just one minute. thoorks is security video of an armed robbery. police are hoping that you can help identify these people. the video shows three then men going into the famplers market telling a worker to get on the ground then shot one in the leg. a customer was also shot in the leg. the robbers took about 2000s ndz cash from the register. >> thousands of dollars worth of state property goes up for auction tomorrow in sacramento with unusual things hitting the block. lots of the stuff taken from passengers at airport security check points in san francisco, los angeles and bur
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
say was a sign that the deal was good to go. >> president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast underway in washington, dc, right new. the president is scheduled to address matters of faith. these are live pictures from the prayer breakfast. the president has not begun speaking. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation held at the hilton international hotel and provides a venue for president obama to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last may. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill. the proposals resemble the president's plan including a call for banning assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds, and requiring background checks on all gun sales. support is coming from california. this afternoon, gun safety advocates in san francisco will hold a vigil at the federal building at 7th and mission street. in sacramento the senate will announce legislation to close loopholes involving firearms regulation in cal
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
? mike nicco has that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of secon
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the side of the freeway but on the overpass. >> new this morning, president obama. we have learned will not nature someone for the outgoing interior secretary salazar, an official of the r.e.i. sporting chain will be named. americans approve how president obama is handling immigration issues. the new washington post/abc news poll shows 49 percent believe he is on the right track. 43 percent disapprove. >> in the bay area, san francisco mayor lee is expected to announce his choice to fill the assessors post vacated by a newly elected council member. the mayor could be facing pressure to name another woman or asian to replace chu on the board. >> tone the concorde planning commission is meeting to talk of a ban on outdoor growth of medical marijuana. the contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over ever
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the sunshine after a
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
obama met to talk about immigration and a deal for wuchbt biggest players in the computer industry. >> that is right, hi, emily. >> good afternoon. a major deal in the tech world announced today ceo and founder and investors are taking the computer maker private in a deal worth $24 billion this, is the largest deal of its kind in the recession. disney reported earnings after the bell that beat estimates at interactive division registered a profit. sales up 5% with net income dropping. games from the inyachtive unit with higher profits helped to counter lower earnings from film and cable television. march missa myer met to talk about rev yugs reform. the president is seeking input from the business community on the plans which include granting a path to citizenship for millions of people, loosening visa requirements for skilled workers.[0di the dell purchase of strong earnings helped boost stocks higher today. your bloomberg silicon valley index up on shares of apple and ora cell. and amazon is launching a virtual occurrencey called amazon coin. users will be able to buy apps in the
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
come with a replica you can keep. >>> new this morning, president obama is urging lawmakers to pass a short term package of spending cuts and tax revenue to head off across-the-board cuts set to kick in on march 1st. in his weekly address he said proposed stop-gap action would avoid the so-called sequester that would trigger huge automatic spending cuts. he's asking congress for a smaller set of spending cuts and tax changes as they get a better plan. >> they don't think it's good idea to put thousands of jobs arteriesing and do unnecessary harm to the economy. yet the current plan puts the cuts mainly on seniors and middle class families. they would rather and more from the vast majority of americans and put the economy at risk than close a single tax loophole that benefits the well think. >>? the republican address, a senator from alaska said the u.s. must ramp up domestic energy production, including the keystone xl pipeline. >>> as the bay area struggles with tighter budgets, a plan is being pitched to erase the boundaries that separates cities and counties and consolidate service
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
intersection. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight and as we report, the president will spend most of the time on the issue americans say is most important to them. >> president obama's state of the union speech focuses on jobs and the economy and will be different in tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech. how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. toda
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Feb 3, 2013 11:35pm EST
make sure it continues. we will switch gears. earlier today, president obama 8 a pre super bowl interview. comes the day after the released the firing a rifle. >> i was surprised about the controversy about whether or not the president goes to suit -- to shoot. houseurprised the white got into this game. it was an interesting game. he said he was really interested. people questioned how often he .oes it they wanted an official of him shooting. >> on capitol hill this past week, a number of fascinating hearings to talk about. hillary clinton, that was fun. the chalk hagel one was fascinating. -- the chuck hagel one was fascinating. >> there have been questions whether he could actually be confirmed. few democrats said they are out and saying we could not support this nominee because of these reasons. he did not think he came prepared for primetime. some very obvious questions. that is a criticism we heard a lot. they felt they had not got the answers. it is something we will be watching. on the national security nomination hearing. john brennan was nominated to head the cia and t
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
now president obama is attending the national rare breakfast in washington dc, this morning. the president and first lady arrived an hour ago. here is a live look at what is going on right now. president obama is at the podium. let's listen. >> a journey to our capitol michelle and i are honored to be here. i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege, i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours. >> this is the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and held at the hilton international hotel providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks for america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last year. >> also new this morning, boeing is revealing more of the plans to compensate airlines affected by the grounding of the dream liner jet. an executive told reporters this morning in india compensation talks will not be dealt with until after the grounded jets are in service. also today, boeing will perform a test fligh
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house rep
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Feb 9, 2013 11:30pm EST
killed in the attack. push for gun control in big crowds this , including president obama. lawmakers discussed firearms. that includes fingerprinting and more restrictive ground checks by making gun owners take a safety class. this new idea did not sit well rights activists. there is so much legislation , we if you added any more told lose all opportunity have a gun. mark gray something needs to to prevent violence. limiting magazine sizes and banning assault rifles is a first step. annapolis police have found the body of a toddler they say was killed by her mother. they were looking for the body in a facility. the mother confessed to killing her two-year-old daughter. she says she smothered her and the girl posing body in a at the apartment complex. a jury has convicted in the murder of a north carolina eenager. of second-d guilty in the death of barnes. she was killed while visiting her half-sister in baltimore. she was later found in the river. in the meantime, a herndon to aas pleaded guilty shooting. this 28-year-old faced weapon winning a security guard last august. -- for shoo
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
? >> president obama is preparing the state of the union address which he will deliver to a joint session of congress tomorrow night and raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with 100 people invited to participate in an online panel when he wrapped up. florida senator rub eye will give the republican response to the president's address, and you can watch the state of the union address live here on abc7 and at abc7news.com tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. >> did you fill up your tank over the weekend? coming up, the sticker shock felt by the bay area drivers. >> the number one dog show is underway this morning and we will look at the unusual k ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clu
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
michelle obama. cyber security is not expected to be a major theme in the state of the union but the president may issue a executive order creating a program that calls for certain companies to adopt a minimum set of cyber security standards. lion's gate entertainment posted profits of about $38 million up from a loss during same period last year. much was due to last twilight movie raking in more than $828 million at the box office. lion's gate saw strong home video sales of "the hunger games". stocks slipping slightly on concerns over europe's economic volatility. your bloomberg silicon valley index higher with shares leading those gains. well, home depot is the latest organization to dump the black berry for iphone. the world's fifth largest retailer says it's going to replace 10,000 black berries with apple smart phones. two government agencies, ice and ntsb said they're switching from black berry to iphone as well. in san francisco, i'm emily chang, larry, carrow rin lynn, back to you. >> golden state warriors making a mid season move. it's not a trade but a fashion statement. c
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the rain. sue? >> eastbound hig
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution and serves a honorary president of the orga
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
could lead people to pay more for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond be
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
2011 in northeast iran. at time u.s. officials admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, th
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement. >> it
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
something needs to be done to are. >> with popularity rating at highest in four years, president obama trying to rally public support for the gun control measure autos is there just one life we can safe, we've got an obligation to try. >> the president traveled to minneapolis because the city push to strictor background check autos you've shown progress is possible. and elected leaders. >> still common sense loss. >> after the newtown, connecticut shooting the president made gun control a top priority and wablts legislation limiting the number of rounds in a magazine clip. renew a ban on those so called assault weapons and require universe balance yal background checks. white house expected opposition from republican buzz have to win over democrats who have offered only lukewarm support. >> universal background checks we need to increase that. you can do things like restrictions on highqÁcapacity magazine autos i think that is something we have to take a look at. >> over the weekend, white house released a photo of the president firing at clay pigeons last summer. his spokesman says t
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
employees this year. >> tim cook will sit by mrs. obama at the state of the union address. you can watch the president's address live here on abc 7 and abc 7 news.com beginning at 6:00 tomorrow night. marco rubio will deliver the republican response. >> have you made a reservation yet for valentine's day? >> one thing you might not think about signing up >>> well as cities get more and more crowded one question looming is where do you put the cars? >> l is more room than you might think and now, there is an app to help you find it to see the parking valets around downtown marriott you might f the slowest times of the week. they expertly squeeze cars between pillars putting small ones in small base spaces and big ones in big spaces. >> we have parking available for guests. >> but they're not coming for hours and the garage at the office building across the street is full so why can't the hotel rent out spaces for just a few hours? well, now they can. >> there is a a free app calling itself expedia of parking offering cheap rates on space that's would otherwise sit empty. >> 8:00 a.m
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
hostage taker was killed during the rescue. >> president obama will meet with senate democrats at a retreat in maryland for a discussion of gun criminal and illegal immigration. a poll out this morning shows the president's approval of handling of immigration is at a career high, the latest washington post/abc news poll shows that 49 percent believe he is on the right track while 43 percent disapprove. >> gas prices nation nationwide have jumped 18 percent in a week the biggest type in two years with the average $3.54, and experts blame it on rising oil prices and tension in the middle east. here in california, it is higher, $3.91 a gallon. that is partly because refineries are switching from winter grade to more costly summer grade fuel. >> san francisco usually has the highest gas prices in the state but lock at pump prices in los angeles: yes, a station is actually charged $5 a gallon. >> how do you justify that? >> now, officials in san francisco may now force some homeowners to retrofit their building. a proposal introduced by the board of supervisors president requires reinfor
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
could be over but president obama is still on the campaign trail. democratic party officials say the president will hold 14 different fundraising events this year for democrats campaigning for congressional seats. most of the events are held outside of the nation's capitol. democrats are looking ahead to the mid-term elections and the party wants to regain the house majority it lost in 2010. a group of four senators working behind-the-scenes on a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on sales is reportedly making significant progress of the the legislation they are working on requires background checks on private gun purchases made with non-licensed gun dealers. if the group can get a bipartisan propose it could get support from other conservative republicans who right now are opposing president obama's gun control plans. >> on this friday morning, that is the good news, but slick roads are not so good news. >> where are they? >> it rains most everywhere. the wet weather has ended but for the south bay where you were left out of the rain this time yesterday morning. you getting
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00am PST
powerhouse round tables this morning on abc's "this week." the final preps for president obama's state of the union address on tuesday, the growing drone drama, and plus the buzz over potential presidential contender chris christie's waste line. don't miss "this week" this morning at abc7. >>> a controversial contest to see who can till the most coyotes is underway. the contest went ahead of a opponent failed to get the state fish and wildlife commission to stop t animal advocates saying the hunt is inhumane. but backers say coyotes are responsible for about $4 million worth of livestock losses each year. >>> a capacity crowd filled at&t park for the giants annual fan fest yesterday. [cheers and applause] >> more than 42,000 people showed up. the world series champs met with the fans, they signed autographs for them. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to places like the giants clubhouse, which are normally off-limits to the public. >> this is my third year running. i feel like it's official to become a tradition now. i will be here for the rest of my life time. >> we've ha
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
levels. >> job creation and economic growth will be key to president barack obama's "state of the union" address this week. you can watch the state of the union here on abc and abc7 on tuesday at 6:00 p.m. >>> still to come at 6:00. a deadly helicopter crash in southern california. the tv show the chopper was working on. >> plus, local and military first responders getting a little practice today. how they plan to help you when disaster strikes. >>> a stole dog -- stolen dog is back where she belongs. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. what a terrific weekend, and even better week ahead. that is if you like mild temperatures. my accuweather seven-day forecast. forecast. weys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple anymore. >> we will look at the weather forecast on in tuesday morning. >> keeping
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present the surviving family members with the medals next week at a white house ceremony given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> next, the wild roundup on an east bay road. drivers encounter a creature better suited for the desert. >> florida teen talks back to a judge and pays the price. >> health news affecting pregnancy women. >> good morning, on wednesday. now, a live look on the bay. gorgeous. clear. that is why it is colder. mike nicco has the forecast ahead. authorities are investigating the death of $50,000 in copper piping. someone game with the property is probably responsible because it looks they use add key to get in the locked gates of the camp which was established by the city of concord 40 years ago. we did a profile on a summer youth program there in 2006. >> a silicon valley firm faces questions this morning. according to san jose mercury news a start-up is
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
>>> president obama today urged congress to pass a short term budget fix and postpone a massive package of automatic spending cuts. three and a half weeks from now. but the president says congress needs more time to come up with a permanent solution for reducing the deficit. >> we should give them the chance to come up with the budget instead of making cuts costing us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president says the u.s. economy is poised for progress in the coming year and predicted it will fall below the $1 trillion mark. >> sources tell ap tonight the pentagon is ready to offer limited benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members. likely toin clud health and welfare benefits. dpeens secretary has not made a decision because federal law prohibits him from recognizing same-sex marriages. british lawmakers voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. legislation would enable same-sex couples to get married in civil and religious ceremonies. the prime minister championed the bill despite opposition from within his party. before it becomes plau it must stil
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
for president obama's state of the union address on tuesday, the growing drone drama, and plus the buzz over potential presidential contender chris christie's waistline. don't miss "this week" this morning at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> well, the giants start spring training on tuesday. yesterday a capacity crowd filled at&t park for the giants annual fan fest yesterday. [cheers and applause] >> more than 42,000 people showed up. the world series champs met with the fans, they signed autographs for them. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to places like the giants clubhouse, which are normally off-limits to the public. again, the giants start their spring training in arizona on tuesday. it's kind of been feeling like arizona weather here. you know, i mean dry. >> that's right. so dry this morning that we have over a half a dozen neighborhoods with temperatures below freezing this morning. so as we look out from our east bay camera out over the bay, concord, livermore, out by the delta and up in the north bay, you are at or below freezing. 40s downtown. we will talk ab
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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
as the chaos unfolded. no one was seriously injured. >>> president obama wants the boy scouts to open up their membership to gay people. in an interview the president praised the scouts as a great institution and says no one should be bared from it. the boy scouts announced they considered replacing the longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decisions. >> a new study suggests it does get better for bullied gay teens. as they aged the bullying dropped off. by age 199% of gay teens -- by age 19, 9% said they were bullies. there is a growing intolerance for bullying, and the study appears tomorrow on-line on the journal pediatrics. >>> the super bowl one of the biggest parties of the year, obviously, and that means a lot of hangovers common day. come monday. find out how many people are expected to call in sick tomorrow. >> not you. and it is the bowl everyone wins. i just love this. it is the puppy bowl. look at these cute titans of the gridiron. >> i am leigh glaser. everyone in new orleans will be flying back here tomorrow we'll look at some t
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you immediately on any developments right here and on twitter whenever it happens. we are always updating breaking news at abc7news.com. >> the northeast is under a blizzard warning as a winter storm is ready to hit the region. now, a look at snow flurries that are falling in new york city. this is a while ago. blizzard warnings took affect two hours ago for new york city and parts of new jersey and in long island, connecticut, massachusetts, all under a blizzard wanting right new. airlines have canceled 3,200 flights to and from the east coast.
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. >>> the obama administration does being asked to justify drone strikes, r against al qaeda linked american citizens. abc news reporter is in washington with more on the story. >> when he took office the president put a stop to some tactics he asked torture. like water boarding but through vikes the administration is taking aim at more than 300 suspected targets. >> the methods are designed to avoid civilian casualty autos this week a 16 page document that says american citizens that are tide al qaeda can be killed. if quote, an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat. the key says the government is not required to have clear evidence n 2011 one man was killed in yemen, an american citizen but a top al yaed leader linked to several terrorist attacks. human rights advocates says the memo goes way too far. >> justifies a claim executive branch can be judge, jury ask executionner. >> retired general stanley mccrystal says drone strikes are going to be more important in the future there should be more thoughtful d
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Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
say the band played on as the chaos unfolded. no one was seriously injured. >>> president obama wants the boy scouts to open up their membership to gay people. in an interview the president praised the scouts as a great institution and says no one should be bared from it. the boy scouts announced they considered replacing the longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decisions. >> a new study suggests it does get better for bullied gay teens. as they aged the bullying dropped off. by age 199% of gay teens -- by age 19, 9% said they were bullies. there is a growing intolerance for bullying, and the study appears tomorrow on-line on the journal pediatrics. >>> the super bowl one of the biggest parties of the year, obviously, and that means a lot of hangovers common day. come monday. find out how many people are expected to call in sick tomorrow. >> not you. and it is the bowl everyone wins. i just love this. it is the puppy bowl. look at these cute titans of the gridiron. >> i am leigh glaser. everyone in new orleans will be flying back here tomorrow we
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
tonight from abc news reporter jonathan karl. >> one count president obama has already used unmanned cia croan to strike more than 300 suspected terrorists targets. even more than his predecessor. but today we learn just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill without trial or evidence suspected terrorists. even american citizens. newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if quote an informed high level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. document says it quote does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point. this american citizen and top al qaeda leader link to several terror attack. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human wreaths advocate say the justice department memo goes way too far and. >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executio executioner. >>reporter: as soon as he became president barack obama stopped cia tactic like world trade center boarding that he considered torture but this justifies out right killing
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
available before christmas. >> on tuesday, president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union. what he is focusing on and hear from the republicans who will offer a rebuttal. warmer weather could be ahead. leigh glaser is up next with the accu-weather forecast. >> we had a picture perfect day for the final round of the [singing] hoveround takes me where i wanna go... where will it send me... one call to hoveround and you'll be singing too! pick up the phone and call hoveround, the premier power chair. hoveround makes it easier than any other power chair. hoveround is more maneuverable to get you through the tightest doors and hallways. more reliable. hoveround employees build your chair, deliver your chair, and will service your chair for as long as you own your chair. most importantly, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for little or no cost. call now for your free dvd and information kit. you don't really have to give up living, because you don't have your legs. hoveround replaced the legs. and now every hoveround comes with this handy tote bag and cup holder for a
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
sit near first lady michelle obama for president obama state of the union address tomorrow. cook announced in december that apple would be making some computers in the united states. speculation is that he might be pointed out as an example of tech executive investing in american manufacturing. mrs. mrs. obama also invited that as engineer who spent his childhood in the bay area and famous for the hair do during the mars curiosity mission. the president may use him to represent the success of nasa. >> first lady also invited parents of murdered chicago teen to sit with her. pendleton shot and killed last month just days after performing during president obama inauguration parade. authorities today filed murder charges against 2 gang members in the case. >> issue of gun control is cas casting big shah 0over the state of the union. each member of congress allowed to bring one guest to the president annual speech and more than 20 democrat bringing victims of gun violence as their guest. in the mean time texas republican steve stockman bringing gun loving rocker judge interest. he sa
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Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous recentment among some here in the region who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel from yemen. >> i think they are are not right. they are not right. this is our fight. >> to pakistan. >> you are hitting the dark leadership but the byproduct of this is anger. anger among the people. the innocent people who are getting killed. you are just creating more terrorists. >> now, the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement offense in the white house, john brnan about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al-qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 is civilians as well. a world away in remote villages you you can hear them like a distant muted chain saw. a dull but deadly roar. villagers describing it this way, the drones are a
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